American Sniper

Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006208237X
Size: 37.98 MB
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.


Author: Sari Horwitz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588363309
Size: 35.94 MB
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Sniper is the behind-the-scenes story of one of the most frightening rampages to occur in U.S. history—and how it was stopped. For more than three weeks, the nation watched in disbelief as Washington, D.C., and its surrounding suburbs were held hostage by anonymous gunmen shooting innocent civilians at random. Sniper is the definitive account of those alleged gunmen, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, and the massive manhunt that ended with their capture by a heavily armed SWAT team in an early-morning raid at an interstate highway rest stop. Two Washington Post reporters, Sari Horwitz and Michael E. Ruane, retrace the steps of Muhammad and Malvo from their first meeting on the island of Antigua to Malvo’s defiant confession in a Virginia jail. Drawing on exclusive reporting about that confession, internal police documents, and a wide range of law-enforcement sources, Horwitz and Ruane track in remarkable detail the murderous trail Muhammad and Malvo are accused of having followed to the Washington area and reconstruct the eerie way in which the two moved invisibly around the nation’s capital in the midst of one of the largest police investigations in U.S. history. Horwitz and Ruane also take you inside the police command center where local and state police, joined by the federal government’s most experienced crime fighters, worked desperately to stop the killings, unaware that a fundamental error—investigators were wrongly fixated on a white van—was allowing Muhammad and Malvo to slip through the dragnet. We meet FBI negotiators, veteran detectives, forensics experts, prosecutors, and politicians who faced perhaps the biggest challenge of their careers as they confronted frustrating setbacks, logistical nightmares, and the overwhelming pressure of a high-stakes investigation. In a fast-paced narrative that outdoes even the most acclaimed television cop shows, Sniper recounts the extraordinary police work that enabled investigators to quickly exploit the clues handed to them by Muhammad and Malvo that finally led to their arrest. Part gripping drama, part real-life portrait of law enforcement at work, Sniper is also a cautionary tale about the vulnerability of American society in an age of terrorism. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Adrian Gilbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312957667
Size: 62.21 MB
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A profile of the world of the combat sniper offers readers a perspective on their endeavors in World War II and Vietnam with a collection of firsthand accounts that describe training, historical battles, and modern-day roles. Reprint. AB. PW.


Author: Jon Wells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470675649
Size: 75.30 MB
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The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp Sniper opens in October 1998 near Buffalo, NY. A man is alone in the dark in a forest. He clutches an assault rifle and is thinking about his mission. "You can cut holes in the fences around the death camps," he thinks. "A trickle of relief in the abortion holocaust. It is your duty to do it." He nestles the rifle into his shoulder and shoots at his target through the back window of a house, then flees. Barnett Sepia, a doctor who provides abortions, is fatally wounded. The shooter is James Kopp, the son of a Marine, who came to embrace the pro-life cause and ultimately the notion of "justifiable homicide: against abortion providers. Kopp fancies himself a lone wolf in the movement; a celibate man driven to "defend the unborn." He is nicknamed "Atomic Dog" in the movement and helps orchestrate assaults on abortion clinics. As the story unfolds, he becomes the central figure in an international manhunt for multiple shootings in Canada. On the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Kopp flees to Mexico, Ireland, and France. Award-winning journalist Jon wells followed Kopp's footsteps, traveled to his hometown, and interviewed investigators in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and France to tell this gripping detective story and dark psychological drama.

The Ultimate Sniper

Author: Major John Plaster
Publisher: paladin Press
ISBN: 9781581604948
Size: 76.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through revised text, new photos, specialised illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping; marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics.

The Sniper At War

Author: Michael E Haskew
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1908273976
Size: 23.87 MB
Format: PDF
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Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143064381
Size: 16.42 MB
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&Lsquo;He Looked At Everything With A Sniper&Rsquo;S Eye. The World Was One Large Target And He Was Alone In It, In His Own Dark Little Womb, Depending For Survival On His Sniper&Rsquo;S Instincts.&Rsquo; Lieutenant Colonel Eswaran, A Highly Decorated Special Forces Officer In The Indian Army, Is In The Jungles Of Nagaland Trying To Hunt A Sniper, Gul Mohammed, Who Has A Vendetta Against Him. Meanwhile, In Kochi, His Sixteen-Year-Old Daughter Is Kidnapped, Raped, Beaten And Burnt To Death By A Sadist Known Only As The &Lsquo;Grey Man&Rsquo;. Faced By An Apathetic Police Force Eswaran Sets Out To Hunt His Daughter&Rsquo;S Murderer. Will His Training As An Ace Sniper Pay Off Or Will He Fail At Defeating The Now Combined Forces Of The Powerful Grey Man And Gul?

A Sniper In The Tower

Author: Gary M. Lavergne
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574410296
Size: 76.94 MB
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On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the University of Texas Tower and committed what was then the largest simultaneous mass murder in American history. He gunned down forty-five people inside and around the Tower before he was killed by two Austin police officers. During the previous evening he had killed his wife and mother, bringing the total to sixteen people dead and at least thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over issues which still plague America today: domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, military indoctrination, gun control, the insanity defense, and the delicate balance between civil liberties and public safety.

Sniper Trading

Author: George Angell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471394228
Size: 63.61 MB
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"An introduction to the basics of short-term trading, including what the floor traders know and how their knowledge affects your trades, is immediately followed by the core principles and strategies associated with the short-term, hit-and-run approach to the market known as "sniper" trading. You'll learn how to measure, quantify, and interpret market data so you can quickly figure out when the market will move and which way it will go. Sniper Trading then takes you through the process of using this information to successfully trade in the stock, options, and futures markets."--BOOK JACKET.

Silent Warrior

Author: Charles Henderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425188644
Size: 76.62 MB
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The sequel to Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills continues the story of U.S. Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock and his accomplishments as a veteran of the Vietnam War, detailing his most difficult and dangerous missions. Reprint.